- Inaugurated by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, the new facility reinforces Intel’s commitment to accelerate innovation in design and engineering in the country
- The center with 4.53 lakh sq. ft. of space will advance Intel India’s cutting-edge design engineering work in client, data center, IoT, graphics, artificial intelligence, and automotive segments
What’s New: Intel India today announced the expansion of its design and engineering footprint in India with the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru. Expanding its R&D presence, Intel India has added the new center with 4.53 lakh sq. ft of space across two towers which can accommodate 2,000 employees and will help advance cutting-edge design and engineering work in client, data center, IoT, graphics, artificial intelligence, and automotive segments.
The facility was inaugurated by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the presence of Shri Ashwathnarayan C. N., Minister of IT & BT, Higher Education, Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Nivruti Rai, Country Head, Intel India & Vice President, Intel Foundry Services, and eminent leaders from the government and industry.
Speaking at the inauguration, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “In order to enable India’s aspiration to become a trillion-dollar digital economy by 2025, it’s imperative for the country to accelerate the pace of digitalization with focus on innovation and engineering excellence across semiconductor product design, including hardware and software. Intel’s critical contributions and relentless quest to advance innovation in design and engineering in India over the past two and half decades highlight the design opportunity India offers to the world. The inauguration of Intel’s new state-of-the-art design facility in Bengaluru is a testament of its commitment to contribute towards bolstering India’s technology leadership.
Why it’s Important: The world is in the midst of sustained growth in demand for semiconductors and technologies in the areas of computing, connectivity, edge & cloud, and artificial intelligence, driven by the “Digitization of Everything”. Technology has never been more important to humanity than it is today. Intel is at the forefront of developing new semiconductor technologies, products, and solutions as building blocks for an increasingly smart and connected world across a broad spectrum of markets.
As Intel’s largest design and engineering center outside the US, Intel India plays a strategic role in Intel’s growth. It relentlessly focuses on expanding its design and innovation footprint by making significant contributions to Intel’s leadership products.
Nivruti Rai, country head of Intel India and vice president of Intel Foundry Services said, “At Intel, we are focused on creating and enabling world-changing technology that improves the life of every person on earth. With significant contributions to Intel’s technology and product leadership, Intel India continues to accelerate innovation in design and engineering. This new state-of-the-art center in Bengaluru offers an amazing environment for our employees to innovate while they enjoy the energetic and collaborative vibes in the workplace. This also helps in furthering our contributions and capabilities across leadership products that enable customers’ innovation and growth.”
More Details about the New Facility: Spread across 4.53 lakh sq. ft, the new design and engineering center is spread across two towers at Ecospace Business Park, with each tower consisting of G+5 floors. It features state-of-the-art facilities including IoT-based systems like desk booking platforms, an interactive kiosk for occupancy status and floor layouts, real-time room occupancy indicators, etc.
One floor of 70,000 sq. ft is dedicated to high tech R&D labs for silicon design and validation purposes. The facility sports an industry-best office design with a host of employee amenities such as 50+ video enabled conference rooms, phone booths, collaboration spaces, breakout zones, and lounge areas.
About Intel India:
Intel India has been accelerating innovation and advanced engineering in the semiconductor area over the last two and half decades. Today, it is Intel’s largest design and engineering center outside the US, with state-of-the-art design facilities in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Intel has invested over USD 8 billion in India to date and continues to expand its R&D and innovation footprint in the country.
Intel India plays a strategic role in Intel’s growth, with significant contributions to Intel’s technology and product leadership. Intel India is engaged in cutting-edge design and engineering work such as SoC design, 5G network solutions, graphics, software and platform for the data center, client and IoT markets serving advanced technology segments like AI, 5G and autonomous systems.
In addition to engineering programs, Intel India has been working with the vibrant technology ecosystem including industry, start-ups, academia, and government in the country and is committed to accelerating innovation, research, and technology advancement in support of India’s digitalization.